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help!! I'm confused, what's wrong with my truck?

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Old 06-10-2011, 06:07 PM
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Unhappy help!! I'm confused, what's wrong with my truck?

i had replaced the alternator in my truck and the serpentine belt.... as soon as i started right after i got the belt on it it squeals bad and can smell burning rubber.. the belt is really tight and as soon as we start the truck i notice the tensioner will move a little bit... does anyone have any suggestions as to what is wrong with it this time??? PLEASE HELP I WANT TO DRIVE MY TRUCK
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:20 PM
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are you certain you have it routed correctly? are you sure you have the right grooved belt?

you may need to start it BRIEFLY with the hood up and someone watching... just long enough to inspect each pulley and make sure they're rolling..

when what is happening to you happens, it's been my experience I routed teh belt wrong, or one of the pulleys is frozen..
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:21 PM
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is the alternator spings free lee? also are the other?
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Old 06-10-2011, 06:27 PM
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Since this is a tech question, moved it to the main section. Should get more help that way.
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:35 PM
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The tensioner will move some, that's ok. I'm with everyone else, check the routing of the belt. Pull it back off and check each pulley too while you're at it.
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Old 06-11-2011, 01:31 AM
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Double check the part number for the belt or match it to the old one to make sure it's the right belt.

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